It is only two weeks until WeAreTechWomen launches its inaugural TechWomen50 Awards.
It is no secret that the technology industry lacks female representation at all levels. However, many Women in Technology awards choose to focus on inspirational women that have already achieved seniority, in roles such Director, CIO or CTO.
Whilst we feel it is extremely necessary to highlight successful and influential women, we also believe the pipeline of female technologists need a platform to shine too.
We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry.
Through the awards, we would also like to recognise a number of senior individuals who are championing up-and-coming women, as well as any organisations that have designed and implemented successful initiatives and programmes in order to attract, retain and develop the female tech talent.
Finally, we applaud the often-voluntary efforts of the women in tech networks that operate across the UK, and again would like to formerly recognise these within our awards.
The TechWomen50 awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way.
The awards are kindly supported by BP, Bloomberg, Barclays, Capgemini, Deloitte, EY, Oliver Wyman, PwC, Santander, Amazon, SAP and Verizon.
Nominations will open online on 04 September via WeAreTechWomen. Nominations will close after a four-week period on 29 September.
A shortlist of 100 women from a range of technology disciplines will be chosen in October by an esteemed panel of judges. There will also be a shortlist of three champions, companies and networks.
The shortlist will then be published in November where we will also open the TechWomen50 and Network of the Year for public votes of support.
All winners will be announced in December. There will be 50 winners of the TechWomen50, a Champion of the Year, a Company of the Year and a Network of the Year.
All winners will be invited to celebrate their awards at a prestigious reception in January 2018.
If you are interested in being involved in this initiative, please contact [email protected] for more details or visit our TechWomen50 Awards site to find out more information about nominations and FAQs.